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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Seasonal Release Series. Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. Itís a session beer that everyone can enjoy.

Like many Ninkasi beers, this is an ale more than a specific style, though we put it in the Northwest Pale category. A light toasted malt flavor is more reminiscent of a British Pale, but the hops are bright and very Northwest. Flavorful and easy to drink!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Nicely sweet with some sticky hops in the aroma. Crustal clear, light amber in color, with a thin white head. Biscuity and toasty, nice caramel with stingy hoppiness. Slight grass, pine and citrus. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (1025) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
From a bottle,citrus hops,white head,medium body,cloudy, golden, average carbonation, Great beer for the price.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bright golden color. Pillowy snow white head. Crisp light taste. Very clean and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bomber at home. Pours a fairly hazy bright yellow, with a rapidly disappearing head and good adhesion. Herbal aroma, not too strong. Taste is pleasant, a little chewier than other hoppy pale ales -- they didnít cheapen on the grain bill -- itís a little stronger than most "session" pale ales, but thatís okay by me. Good palate, thicker than most, with long grassy aftertaste. Recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 Bottled. Gold pour with a fluffy off-white white head on it. Juicy hop aroma on this with citrus along with dank notes: wet earth and grass. Tastes lightly toasty and biscuity, with a bright citrus hop finish. A little bit of resinous bitter lingers on the finish. Nice moderately light body, pleasant carbonation. I love Ninkasi for being cheap and reliable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Nice APA from Ninkasi. Pours a hazy gold with a 2 finger foam head - respectable lacing so far. Very interesting balance between sweet floral hop flavours and bitterness. Very well balanced. Has a dry hoppy palate and is very drinkable. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stchloe (931) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2009
A very good beer in my opinion. Large full body, malty. General citrus hop, strong and lasting, and wheat /grain flavor throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (893) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Poured from the bomber into a glass. Seemed fitting as we have been having a really wet spring. Pours a light amber color, amd pretty clear. Decent head with lacing. Aroma is grassy and earthy. Flavour is also earthy. Mouthfeel is watery, definitely thin and finishes bitter. Overall this is not the best impression of ninkasi, hopefully their other stuff is better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (880) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Aroma is full of hops (I think mostly Cascade) and cereal malt. Hazy yellow with a little bit of orange and a white, finely bubbled head. Nice bitter grassy hop bit right up front that follow all the way through the finish with some grapefruit at the end. Well balanced with the light toasted malt and a little honey sweetness in the finish. Hops are strong but not overpowering or resiny. An excellent warm weather beer with some real character!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (865) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.


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